Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Upcoming Appearances

There are a lot of lecture/booksigning appearances coming up between this weekend and this coming Fall. Hope to meet you at one of them.

Sunday, February 7 Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Opening (Delayed from Saturday because of weather) of Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney
The Museum is scheduled to open to the public at noon, and it will stay open until 5:00, an hour later than usual. I'll give my presentation, "Fact and Fantasy: The Making of Dinotopia" at 2:00 in the auditorium, followed by booksigning. All are welcome.

Sunday, February 7 Delaware Art Museum
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Studio Workshop: Water-Soluble Colored Pencils (Studio Wing)

Booksigning at the Delaware Museum Bookstore again on Sunday 4-5 pm.
Tuesday, February 9
3:00 p.m. – University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad St., Philadelphia (contact the illustration department)

Tuesday through Thursday AM
Various elementary and middle schools

Thursday, February 11
12:35 – 2:00 p.m. – Delaware College of Art & Design, lecture at Auditorium of Delaware Historical Society; Open to public

Saturday, February 13
12:30 p.m. – Paleopalooza. Presentation at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, followed by booksigning. Entrance fee.

Thursday, March 4
6:20-9:00 p.m. – Fashion Institute of Technology Illustration graduate program, New York City.

Saturday, March 13
Time TBA – Lecture and booksigning at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA. Open to the public, fee charged.

Weekend of June 5 and 6
Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL, opening of Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney (June 5 through Sept. 14, 2010)

Week of June 13-18, 2010
Instructor, Illustration Master Class, Amherst, MA (Only 3 spots remaining)

Weekend of June 25-27
Guest of honor, Anthrocon, Pittsburgh, PA

Fall 2010 Tour
I’ll be touring this fall with the new book, Color and Light.

Here’s the tentative schedule:
Northern California, Oct. 3-10
Southern California, October 10-17
Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, October 25-November 10.

If your art school, animation studio, or game company might be interested in an artist visit, please have your events person contact me at jgurneyart (at) yahoo.

Note to Museums: The Dinotopia exhibit is available for 2011 bookings. Please contact me or Mary at the Norman Rockwell Museum’s Traveling Exhibition Office.
Photos by Didier Frontini. Merci beaucoup!


Unknown said...

so many place to see James Gurney, but only in USA...
I wish he would come in Europe (especially in Montpellier - France) !

capribeach said...

I wish he would come in Europe (especially in Hamburg - Germany) :-)
Happy painting

Mark Harchar said...

I can't wait for IMC2010!

Michael Dooney said...

Anthrocon! I was a guest a few years back and all I can say is that you will think that you landed on another planet and will no doubt have lots of great stories to tell ;)

Unknown said...

Do you ever visit the South East of the USA? It's a long drive up to New England, and even further to California!!

P.T. Waugh said...

I will try my best to see your show, James and have you sign Imaginative Realism (adding to my collection of signed James Gurney publications and merchandise that will be worth thousands in the near future).

jfarsenault said...

I cant wait for this weekend! Are there any plans for inclement weather at the Delaware Art Museum? I think there is supposed to be a lot of snow?

Erik Bongers said...

The email is jgurneyart(at)yahoo.COM.

(forgot the ".com")

groperofeuropa said...

Thats fairly surreal that you're going to a furry convention. I'd recommend reading up on what to expect before you arrive ¬_¬
Dont suppose you could stop off at Australia between Delaware and Philadelphia? :p

DCriler said...

I have a quick question:

Will the demonstrations @ the Delaware Museum and Natural History in Philadelphia be the same one. I'm trying to decide which one to go to.


James Gurney said...

DCriller, yes, the presentations will be similar. The ones for the art schools will be pitched more for practicing artists, and the one at the museum will be more for general interest/families.

jfarsenault and everyone else: WEATHER. Yes, the events person, Courtney Waring, just alerted me about the forecast for 6-10 inches of snow on Friday night with more snot predicted on Saturday. Please keep checking the Delaware Museum site or call them at 302.571.9590
Toll-free 866.232.3714 to stay posted. If we decide to do anything instead of--or in addition to--what's scheduled, I'll do a post, too.

P.T. Waugh said...

stupid snow! too bad I can't just ride a mammoth there.

Susan Adsett said...

Please come to Toronto (and play nicely with the Cnd. border guards this time - they get surly in the fall)

DCriler said...

Thanks for the quick response, I appreciate it!
Looks like I'll see you in Phila!

Super Villain said...

haha, wilmington delaware just happens to be directly in the middle of this huge storm, haha. saturday will be the worst, but sunday everythign should be pretty clear...

well anyway, if the doors to the museme are open i'll be there, by the way did you write above that there is a chance of "snot" on saturday? damn! first all this snow and now snot....looks like my ride up will be slippery and disgusting!

haha, but seriously i've been looking forward to this show for months now, and if the doors are open i'll be there for both the art, lecture and workshop!

i'll keep calling the musueme for updates, and i'll check here for updates too, be safe!

Erika (Raven Girl) said...

Gasp! You're coming to West Palm Beach?! (Clapping with delight!) Weather warning in June - very hot!

James Gurney said...

Thanks, Goo-Goo for catching that goof (I could count on the guy with the fart ringtone to set me straight!)
Yes, ten inches of snow would be bad enough, but ten inches of snot would be unbearable. Bring tissues!

Anyway, those who wanted to come Saturday should check with the museum's website or phone. I'll be driving down on Friday, so I'll be in the area. The tentative plan is that if the snow closes the museum, I'll do another talk on Sunday from 2-2:30, (if workshop attendees will excuse me).

test said...

It's confirmed, the DE museum is closed Sat., with events rescheduled for Sun. Drat--I was gonna come down from NYC by bus, and am not sure I can do it Sunday. Good thing I hadn't purchased my bus tix yet.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to meeting you at Anthrocon!

Saeto15 said...

I'm going to brave the horrors of Anthrocon just to see you. :)

Arborwin K said...

Mr Gurney, I'm sorry for putting you on the spot at the Philadelphia museum back in February 2010! I asked for a Tylosaurus and you kindly drew me a Stegosaurus instead.

It was actually a surprise for me to see you there at all (or else I would have also seen the lecture). I just so happened to be visiting the museum with my parents that day.

You are one of my favorite illustrators, and out of nowhere I got to meet you in person! I was very nervous. Thank you for being so patient.

James Gurney said...

Hey, Arborwin, not surprised that I got confused on your sketch request--I have a hard enough time getting names spelled right. Glad you got over being nervous. I'll be back in Philadelphia sometime soon I hope.